Since I spotted another poster's secret to make it easier to clean your dryer lint trap, I'll post this reminder that MANY housefires are caused by excess lint buildup in dryer lint traps. More than we know, according to the local fire fighters! Clean them faithfully before & after each use!
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You clean your lint trap right? But do you really clean it? Try this, after cleaning run it under hot water. How much is still held? The reason is the wax build up from your dryer sheet. This overheats and can burn your heating element. Take a toothbrush and soap to the lint trap to really clean it.
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